FEATURED COURSE: (HIST 4765) The Vietnam War
with Professor Stormy Shepherd / SPRING 2019 / TH 2PM - 5PM
For a complete list of Spring 2019 History courses, visit the class schedule.
This course will trace the intersecting histories of the U.S and Vietnam throughout
the 20th century and beyond. It will examine Vietnam’s colonial history and its struggle
for independence and national unification in relation to French colonialism, Japanese
occupation, American intervention and complex internal divisions. It will analyze
U.S intervention in a global Cold War context, its military and diplomatic involvement,
the anti-war movement, and Vietnam’s changing identity. We will examine the profound
changes to Vietnamese society and culture brought on by the “American War” in Vietnam,
and reflect upon the lasting political, social, economic, moral and intellectual legacies
for the U.S.